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 for aquamarine
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Aquamarine \A`qua*ma*rine"\, n. (Min.)
     A transparent, pale green variety of beryl, used as a gem.
     See Beryl.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Beryl \Ber"yl\ (b[e^]r"[i^]l), n. [F. b['e]ryl, OF. beril, L.
     beryllus, Gr. bh`ryllos, prob. fr. Skr. vai[dsdot][=u]rya.
     Cf. Brilliant.] (Min.)
     A mineral of great hardness, and, when transparent, of much
     beauty. It occurs in hexagonal prisms, commonly of a green or
     bluish green color, but also yellow, pink, and white. It is a
     silicate of aluminum and beryllium. The aquamarine is a
     transparent, sea-green variety used as a gem. The emerald
     is another variety highly prized in jewelry, and
     distinguished by its deep color, which is probably due to the
     presence of a little oxide of chromium.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a transparent variety of beryl that is blue green in color
      2: a shade of blue tinged with green [syn: greenish blue,
         aqua, aquamarine, turquoise, cobalt blue, peacock

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